Hello, TBR Pile Challengers!
It is January 15th (or not, depending on when you’re reading this) and we have hit Checkpoint #1 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I know many of you have been making fantastic progress through your challenge lists already – so congratulations to you!
I have currently read 4 of my required 12 books, which is actually quite shocking. There will probably be quite a lull in my challenge reading, now that classes for the Spring semester have started, but I’m definitely glad to have gotten a jump-start (technically, I guess you could say I’m 3 months ahead of schedule!). I’ve only written 3 of the 4 reviews, so far, so the review for Book 4 will be linked-up to our February check-in.
Book #1: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Book #2: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Book #3: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Book #4: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
How are YOU all doing? How many books have you completed? I know we’re just 2 weeks into the challenge, but do you have any favorites, yet? Any books on your list that you’re really excited to read? Any that you’re dreading?
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. IF you have completed any reviews for books on your challenge list, please feel free to link them up here so that we can easily find your posts, encourage one another, see what progress is being made on all these piles, etc. Also, feel free to link-up to your own checkpoint post, should you decide to write one (not required – but feel free to do so, if you want!)
There’s no giveaway for this month, since we’ve just begun, but here’s a big hint: Any challenge books that you read and review between this checkpoint and the next one (February 15th), and which you link up on next month’s widget, will count as entries toward…. something. 😉
So, onward! Keep up the great work, best of luck to you in the coming months.
Oh, and congratulations again to our 2012 TBR Pile Challenge winner, Jenny of Jenny and Kelly Read Books! Jenny received a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
LINK UP YOUR REVIEWS JAN 1 – JAN 20
(Please wait until February to link-up posts written after Jan. 20)
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